FAT can be one of the scariest three letter word for a lot of people. We’ve been programmed to think that FAT will MAKE you fat. This couldn’t be further than the truth and I want to tell you why.
It can be overwhelming deciding which exercises you should be doing in your workout program. There are endless options. Throw in the new world of social media and you have about a million other options being thrown your way on a daily basis. I want to help simplify the process for you and let you know that it does not need to be that complicated. I also want you to know that variety is not always the answer. Take a look at the videos in my post this week to see how and why we select certain exercises into our clients training programs.
An easy read in the past that I’ve enjoyed was The Power of Less by Leo Babauta. He has 5 principles that he uses as areas of focus. These principles can be used within your healthy nutrition lifestyle and I want to share them with you. If you feel like your nutrition has taken a back-seat since the holidays, then use these strategies below to start making sustainable changes, without following a restrictive diet.
Yes, I got pulled over for eating a salad. If you know me, you’re probably not surprised of the ridiculousness this sounds as well as the not-so-great driving choices I tend to make. I vividly remember lifting the big mixing bowl up to my face while I shoveled in a bite of colorful veggies. That’s when I locked eyes with the passing state police officer who was probably dumb-founded as to what he just saw (I’m sure they’ve seen worse though, right?). We chatted about how eating a salad probably wasn’t the best thing to be doing on the highway (I’m cringing talking about it) and he let me on my way. Why am I confessing this? Well, I think it has a lot to do with WHY I was eating a salad while driving.
Reading books and listening to podcasts are a way for us to keep up with the ever changing nutrition world. Since the world of dieting is a multi-million dollar industry, there is always a new, popular “superfood” or “fad diet” promising results everyone desires. But for Jenna and I, sticking with the basics of nutrition has been what’s helped us most over the years. We achieved this level of consistency without falling for the latest craze by staying knowledgeable in the nutrition industry by people we trust. This week, we’re giving you our favorite books and podcasts that have continued to provide us sound nutrition advice.
A new year often brings new goals or accomplishments you wish to fulfill that maybe you’ve let yourself slack on lately. This time of year makes a great starting point for people to begin their journey of becoming a better version of themselves. This often leads to wanting to become more healthy after a season of indulgence. Instead of focusing your nutrition goals on a new diet plan, eliminating food groups or getting to a lower body weight, I challenge you to think about your nutrition goals in a different way. What can you start adding to your life to help you achieve better health? Here are a few of my suggestions
If you view your diet as an all or nothing process, often find yourself saying you’ll be better on Monday, frequently say “If I have one I might as well have another and another..” then you may fall under the all or nothing mindset. This mindset is very common when it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle for many people. These thoughts can sabotage your diet or mindset and although we don’t want to dwell on every slip up, our actions can either take us further or closer to our goals. Here are some simple steps below that you can take to gradually get away from the all or nothing mindset.